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Dafoe, Willem

Works: 546 works in 2,208 publications in 14 languages and 68,238 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Historical fiction  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Artist, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Willem Dafoe
Finding Nemo by Albert Brooks ( Visual )
40 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin (Albert Brooks), an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey₇to find Nemo
Platoon by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
147 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself
Spider-Man by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
87 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ
The English patient by Anthony Minghella ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light
Mississippi burning by Alan Parker ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town
Inside man by Clive Owen ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation
Clear and present danger by Phillip Noyce ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA deputy intelligence director, Jack Ryan, finds recovering laundered drug money from the Colombian cartel isn't as dangerous as the power games in the nation's capitol
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
72 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
The aviator by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twenty-something millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn. But Hollywood's old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions. He began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. As his ideas became bolder and more eccentric, he gained many powerful enemies
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers--Boggis, Bunce and Bean--who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story of innocence lost and courage found. Ron Kovic a young volunteer for the Vietnam War changed from being a zealous teen to an embittered veteran, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted
The Grand Budapest Hotel ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
American psycho by Mary Harron ( Visual )
63 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder
Once upon a time in Mexico by Robert Rodriguez ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mexican president has declared war on the Barillo drug cartel, who has plans to back a coup by General Marquez. Agent Sands of the CIA is in the middle of it all trying to make sure Marquez does not succeed. El Mariachi, after the death of his wife and daughter, no longer wishes to fight. He may not have a choice. At Culiacan, Barillo and Marquez have set a trap for the president, and Sands wants El Mariachi to take out Marquez after the coup. El Mariachi calls upon his two brothers for the final showdown
The Boondock saints by Troy Duffy ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FBI agent Paul Smecker is on the trail of two vigilante brothers whose spiritual sense of right and wrong has turned Boston's streets red with blood. The victims are the villains and mob bosses that the justice system has been powerless to stop. Now, Smecker finds himself torn between whether he should catch the killers ... or join them
Mr. Bean's holiday ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Bean wins a camcorder and an all-expense-paid vacation to the French Riviera and then faces a series of mishaps and fortunate coincidences during his train journey, all of which are caught on camera
Cirque du Freak ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darren is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and get tickets. Steve and Darren think that it is all a joke until a vampire named Larten Crepsley comes on stage with a very poisonous spider that he makes do tricks. Steve tells Larten he would like to join him and become an apprentice
American dreamz by Paul Weitz ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale
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Dafoe, William.
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